Police baton charge protesters during sealing drive at Lajpat Nagar

The shopkeepers protested against the sealing drive in Lajpat Nagar on Thursday. Some traders engaged in scuffle with policemen who accompanied the SDMC staff. Later, the police lathicharged protesters who tried to block traffic on Ring Road.

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: On Tuesday Four policemen and two traders were injured after the cops baton charged businessmen protesting against the sealing drive by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation in Lajpat Nagar. Some traders also engaged in a scuffle with the policemen who accompanied the civic body officials, calling the sealing action biased.

Police personnel had to lathicharge to disperse the agitators. Those injured were admitted to a government hospital. As many as 350 shops were sealed in Old Double Storey, Lajpat Nagar- IV, for misuse and encroachment. The action was taken on the direction of Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee.


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